Best Reference Books – Software Defined Radio

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Software Defined Radio subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Software Defined Radio along with reviews.

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1. “Software Defined Radio Using MATLAB and Simulink and the RTL-SDR” by Robert W Stewart

“Software Defined Radio Using MATLAB and Simulink and the RTL-SDR” Book Review: This book provides information on software defined radio(SDR). The book is designed for EE students and professional engineers. The book discusses rtl-sdr which is used in acquiring and sampling RF signals which are transmitted in the frequency range of 25 Mhz to 1.75Ghz. It also discusses MATLAB and simulink which are used in developing receivers using the first principles of dsp algorithms. The book gives examples of that signal that the rtl-sdrs hardware such as fm radio, uhf band signals, ism signals, gsm etc,. The book illustrates the sdr methods by reviewing and analysing downconverted rf signals.

2. “Digital Communication Systems Engineering with Software-defined Radio (Mobile Communications)” by Alexander M Wyglinski and Di Pu

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“Digital Communication Systems Engineering with Software-defined Radio (Mobile Communications)” Book Review: This book provides information on the software-defined radio concepts. The book is designed for students and engineers working in their field. This book discusses the prototype and evaluation of actual digital communication systems. It also discusses the critical design trade offs and issues. The book also provides readers the access to ready made simulink experiments. It contains laboratory experiments, examples, etc.

3. “Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio” by Jari Nurmi and Jouni Isoaho

“Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio” Book Review: This book provides information on the software-defined radio baseband from the architecture point of view. It discusses the different computing platforms in detail. It also highlights the features which are related to SDR requirements. The book also discusses the pros and cons of the proposed solutions. The book illustrates the architecture which is exploiting parallelism by extending the single processor environment.

4. “RF and Baseband Techniques for Software Defined Radio (Artech House Mobile Communications)” by Peter B Kenington

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“RF and Baseband Techniques for Software Defined Radio (Artech House Mobile Communications)” Book Review: This book provides the latest information on RF and analog hardware and systems designs of sdr. It discusses the architecture of transmitters and receivers making sdr a reality. The book covers the key rf and analog baseband components and sub systems. It also covers the converters interfacing with DSPs and ASICs. The book discusses techniques for application of the main system components.

5. “Toward 5G Software Defined Radio Receiver Front-Ends (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)” by Silvian Spiridon

“Toward 5G Software Defined Radio Receiver Front-Ends (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)” Book Review: This book provides information on the latest design methods for optimal design path of the next generation SDRXs. It also provides a critical tool necessary for any design methods targeting 5G circuits and systems. The book covers the key wireless standards such as GSM, WCDMA, LTE, Bluetooth and WLAN. The book discusses the system level analysis which is a particular case of mixer based direct conversion architecture.

6. “Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive (Signals and Communication Technology)” by Sofie Pollin and Michael Timmers

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“Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive (Signals and Communication Technology)” Book Review: This book discusses the signals and communication technology in software defined radios. It provides the possibility for realizing mobile devices that feature multi-mode options at low cost. The book also discusses the efficiency in energy consumption for battery powered mobile terminals. It also discusses the efficient usage of the spectrum. This book also illustrates the anticipation of preparing for a smooth operation of mobile devices.

7. “Baseband Analog Circuits for Software Defined Radio (Analog Circuits and Signal Processing)” by Vito Giannini and Jan Craninckx

“Baseband Analog Circuits for Software Defined Radio (Analog Circuits and Signal Processing)” Book Review: This book provides information on the issues which are involved in the transition of single standard to SDR wireless terminal. The book is designed for beginner technical professionals in the field of communication and IC design industry. The book illustrates the actual state of art of reconfigurable transceivers.

8. “Implementing Software Defined Radio” by Eugene Grayver

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“Implementing Software Defined Radio” Book Review: This book provides information on software defined radio that makes wireless communications easier. The book is designed for practicing engineers, technical managers and graduate students. The book discusses myriad options and trade-offs available while selecting the appropriate hardware architecture. It also covers chapters on choosing the right architecture for the market, hardware platforms such as FGPAs, GPPs, specialized and hybrid devices.

9. “Software Defined Radio(sdr) Prototype” by Akrama Khan

“Software Defined Radio(sdr) Prototype” Book Review: This book provides an extension of the digital domain by implementing modulation, demodulation and other required processing tasks in software. The book uses code composer studio(CCS) and MATLAB as the software platform for implementation. Code which is used is implemented in C language. It also performs real time implementation of highly applicable modem techniques. These techniques include ASL, FSK and PSK.

10. “Software Defined Radio Based Wideband Cdma Systems” by Hong Nie

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“Software Defined Radio Based Wideband Cdma Systems” Book Review: This book provides information on the applications of successive interference cancellation, SIC and combining macrodiversity, CM in SDR. The book discusses adaptive prediction and cancellation digitization for mitigating stringent resolution requirements on ADCs for SDR base stations. The book also introduces sdr based distributed base stations which can exploit the radio signals. The book also covers an inter cell interference model for mobile users which controls power disparity.

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